Bultaco Mettraler Sport Prototype
Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, Bultaco, which was originally establised in 1958 by Francisco 'Paco' Bulto, and which was shut down in 1983, will soon start manufacturing motorcycles again. Bultaco Motors is being revived by a group of five men - Gerald Pollmann (Chairman and co-founder), Juan Manuel Vinos (CEO and co-founder), Jorge Bonilla (Secretary General and co-founder), Jose German Perez (R&D Manager and co-founder) and Paul Perez (Head of Prototypes and co-founder).
The revived Bultaco will, according to its co-founders, offer motorcycles that feature "advanced technological solutions" and "disruptive technology," so you can expect to see the use of hybrid/electrical powertrains and ultra-light materials.
The Bultaco Rapitan and Bultaco Rapitan Sport prototype feature lithium-ion battery packs and advanced electric motors instead of the conventional internal-combustion engine. The bikes are expected to go into production in 2015. "What began as a thesis project has become a company with the capacity and stability needed to create a new generation of Bultaco motorcycles," says Juan Manuel Vinůs, CEO and co-founder.
were not looking for a prestigious name to a promising project; it was something
different. Bultacoís hallmarks from the start, namely its spirit of constant
striving, its technological innovation and its passion for motorcycles, are the
same hallmarks we have today. These are timeless values," he adds.
the Rapitanís edgy exterior is an electrical powertrain system that the Bultaco
gents say they developed themselves. It is good for 53hp and 92 lbs-ft of
torque, thus the Bultaco Rapitan isnít going to blow away the competition with
power, but should make for a decent and unique riding experience.